Kusudama Origami Flower

Make Your Own Beautiful Kusudama Flower
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The origami kusudama flower is undeniably beautiful and appears complex and difficult to make, but surprisingly there are only a few steps to it. However, you do need a total of five pieces of paper because each flower is actually made up of five petals. Join us for a fun afternoon making beautiful origami flowers for your home or as a gift.

Space is limited. Please call to reserve your place at 415-355-5666.

What is Kusudama?

Kusudamas are modular origami models where multiple units are fit together to form a ball-like shape. The word “kusudama” literally means “Medicine Ball” when translated from Japanese. They were originally used for incense and potpourri which I guess is where the name comes from.

If you’re an origami purist then you make kusudamas without any sort of glue, tape or string to hold the units together. A lot of kusudama designs are made in such a way that all the pieces will fit together strongly and you won’t even need glue. However if you’re making a kusudama to display and you want to use a bit of tape or glue to make sure it doesn’t fall apart we won’t judge you.

You often see kusudamas hanging from a string and a lot of them have fancy tassels hanging from the bottom as well. Because kusudamas are made from multiple units you can use different coloured paper for some absolutely beautiful results and patterns.

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